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Name:  Paul Friedrich  

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Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Poetry

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Paul Friedrich taught at the University of Chicago for many years.

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Paul Friedrich grew up and was educated in New England; has lived in Europe, India and Mexico; and has taught languages, literature, linguistics and anthropology at many universities. His poetic publications include four chapbooks (e.g., Bastard Moons and Handholds) and two books of poems and translations (old and new): From Root to Flower and Harmony in Babel: Selected Poems and Translations. Other publications include ''The Meaning of Aphrodite'', ''The Gita within Walden'', and ''Agrarian Revolt in a Mexican Village''. He has seven children and has commuted by car between Chicago and Lexington, Virginia for 19 years.


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